Will Kim Ha-sung and Choo Shin-soo surpass Park Chan-ho and Ryu Hyun-jin…Korean Major Leaguers See Their Best Season

San Diego Padres Kim Ha-seong (29) is 토토사이트 creating the best season among Korean major league players. 

On the 3rd (Korean time), Ha-seong Kim started as a third baseman in the game against the Colorado Rockies held at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, USA, and played an active role with 2 hits, 1 home run, 1 RBI, 2 walks and 3 points in 3 at-bats. Thanks to Kim Ha-sung’s performance, San Diego won 11-1. 

Kim Ha-seong, who is in his third major league season this year, is having the best season since his debut. Although he was pushed out of the shortstop position last winter when San Diego acquired Zander Bogarts, he played as a starting second baseman and recorded an OPS of .838 with 15 home runs, 41 RBIs, 60 points and 22 stolen bases in 104 games (98 hits in 345 at-bats). in progress 

Kim Ha-seong, who was already recognized for his defensive ability to the extent of being nominated for the National League Gold Glove last season as the starting shortstop, has risen to a position to compete for the top spot in the major leagues as his batting talent is in full bloom this season. Looking at the baseball statistics site Baseball Reference WAR (contribution to wins against substitutes), Ha-seong Kim (5.4) ranks third in the Major League and second in the National League, following Shohei Ohtani (Angels, 8.1) and Ronald Acuna Jr. (Atlanta, 5.5). there is. In particular, they are competing fiercely for the first place in the National League, tossing and turning with Acuna Junior. 

With such an amazing performance, the possibility of recording the highest WAR among all Korean major league players is increasing. There are still more than 50 games left in the season, but it has already surpassed Kang Jung-ho (3.9) in 2015, Kim Byung-hyun (4.0) in 2002, Choo Shin-soo (4.6) in 2013, Park Chan-ho (4.9) in 2000, and Ryu Hyun-jin (5.1) in 2019 to rank third all-time. there is. Among Korean major league players, only Choo Shin-soo (5.5) in 2009 and Choo Shin-soo (5.9) in 2010 recorded a higher WAR than Kim Ha-seong this season. 

Kim Ha-sung’s performance was already showing signs last season. He recorded a WAR of 5.0 while performing at the top of the league at the shortstop position. Ha-seong Kim was the third Korean major league player to exceed 5.0 WAR after Choo Shin-soo (2009-2010) and Ryu Hyun-jin (2019). 

However, compared to the defense last year, there was some regret in his hitting. Kim Ha-seong had a batting average of .251 in 150 games last season (130 hits in 517 at-bats), 11 home runs, 59 RBIs, 58 runs scored, and 12 stolen bases. 

However, Kim Ha-seong achieved a level of growth this year by achieving good results not only in defense but also in batting. Fans have high expectations of what kind of performance Kim Ha-seong, who has become a special player competing for the best in the National League, will finish the season.

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